The table below looks at the statistics for MPLS skills in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MPLS over the 3 months to 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
Rank 74 81 92
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +11
Permanent jobs citing MPLS 5 6 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.73% 0.69% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.31% 3.13% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 1
Average salary £65,000 £50,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.00% +58.73%
UK excluding London average salary £47,500 £46,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year
+3.26% +2.22%
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Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in permanent jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Communications & Networking Category
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
216 192 207
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 31.35% 22.22% 22.97%
Number of salaries quoted 173 167 200
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

MPLS
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MPLS across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

MPLS Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

MPLS
Salary Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MPLS across the Southampton region.

MPLS Salary Trend in Southampton

MPLS
Salary Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MPLS across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 3 August 2015.

MPLS Salary Histogram in Southampton

MPLS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS.

1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
1 10 (100.00%) OSPF
1 10 (100.00%) BGP
2 9 (90.00%) VPN
3 8 (80.00%) WAN
4 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
4 6 (60.00%) Juniper
4 6 (60.00%) Firewall
5 5 (50.00%) EIGRP
5 5 (50.00%) Ethernet
5 5 (50.00%) LAN
5 5 (50.00%) F5
5 5 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 4 (40.00%) Load Balancing
6 4 (40.00%) Network Security
6 4 (40.00%) VoIP
6 4 (40.00%) WLAN
6 4 (40.00%) ITIL
7 3 (30.00%) Wireless
7 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
7 3 (30.00%) VLAN
7 3 (30.00%) Multicast
7 3 (30.00%) Finance
7 3 (30.00%) IPsec
8 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
8 2 (20.00%) SSH
8 2 (20.00%) Fast Ethernet
8 2 (20.00%) Gigabit Ethernet
8 2 (20.00%) Network Design
8 2 (20.00%) Network Planning

MPLS
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT jobs across the Southampton region citing MPLS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MPLS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (20.00%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 10 (100.00%) OSPF
1 10 (100.00%) BGP
2 9 (90.00%) VPN
3 8 (80.00%) WAN
4 6 (60.00%) Firewall
4 6 (60.00%) TCP/IP
5 5 (50.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 5 (50.00%) EIGRP
5 5 (50.00%) Ethernet
5 5 (50.00%) LAN
6 4 (40.00%) VoIP
6 4 (40.00%) WLAN
6 4 (40.00%) Network Security
7 3 (30.00%) Multicast
7 3 (30.00%) IPsec
7 3 (30.00%) Wireless
7 3 (30.00%) VLAN
8 2 (20.00%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (20.00%) Frame Relay
8 2 (20.00%) SSH
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Network Architect
2 2 (20.00%) Infrastructure Designer
2 2 (20.00%) Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Specialist
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Lead Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Designer
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) PKI
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
1 4 (40.00%) Load Balancing
2 2 (20.00%) Demand Management
2 2 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (20.00%) Network Design
2 2 (20.00%) Network Planning
2 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (20.00%) ITSM
2 2 (20.00%) Risk Management
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Budget Control
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) CCIE
1 1 (10.00%) CCNP
1 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Cisco
2 6 (60.00%) Juniper
3 5 (50.00%) F5
4 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
5 2 (20.00%) Aerohive Networks
5 2 (20.00%) Avaya
6 1 (10.00%) VMware
6 1 (10.00%) Intel